Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Each May, during National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, the SC Campaign joins organizations across the country to raise awareness about teen pregnancy prevention. National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month highlights the historic declines in the rates of teen pregnancy and births in the United States. While South Carolina teen birth rates have declined by 70% from 1991-2017, our state still has the 15th highest teen birth rate in the United States (2016).

The South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is offers sponsorships to organizations around the state to support awareness and outreach activities during Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. Community Sponsorships support innovative events to engage your community by empowering young people to make healthy decisions, providing resources to parents, and/or educating community leaders about the importance of quality evidence-based approaches to teen pregnancy prevention.

The deadline for application submission has now passed. Check back February 2020 for the next round of TPPM funding.  

To bring attention to this critical issue, we and our partners host events in various regions of the state during May. Get involved! Attend one of the community events listed below.

Community Events

May, All Month
#TalkingIsPowerUse resources available at https://powertodecide.org/tags/talking-power to begin the conversation. 


Wednesday, May 1
Legislative Day

South Carolina State House
1100 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC


Wednesday, May 1, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Pearlz Wine and Oyster Night
936 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC


Saturday, May 4, 10:00 am
Axis 2, Inc. - Father/Son Basketball Event
Blackville-Hilda High School, 76 Atkins Circle, Blackville, SC 29817
Contact: Pam Rush: 803-541-1245   

Saturday, May 4, 11:00 am
Optimism Prevention, Inc. - Let's Talk Brunch
Howard Recreation Center, 1610 Hawkins Street, Georgetown, SC 29440  
​Contact: Denise Chatman: 843-240-0411

Saturday, May 4, 1:00 pm
Grace Place Ministries - An Open Dialogue Between Parents and Teens
Grace Place Ministries, 4246 Savannah Highway, Ravenel, South Carolina 29470
​Contact: Tracy Hugie: 803-351-7038

Saturday, May 4, 3:00 pm
MINGLE of the Pee Dee - "Let's get Emojinal"
Girls University, 1249 Celebration Blvd., Florence, SC 29501     
​Contact: Nicole Echols: 843-676-5470


Tuesday, May 7, 12:01am – 11:59 pm
Midlands Gives 2019
Statewide online giving campaign

Tuesday, May 7, 10:00 am
Talking with Rev. Penny

William J. Clarke Middle School, 919 Bennett Avenue, Orangeburg, SC 29115  
​Contact: Maurice Middleton: 803-531-2200

Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 pm
Talking with Rev. Penny
Chesterfield County Coordination Council, Dizzy Gillespie Apartments, 1343 Dizzy Gillespie Drive, Cheraw, SC 29520  
​Contact: Stacee Mosie: 843-623-5265

Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 pm
Urban League of the Upstate - Self Care/Hygiene Workshop
15 Regency Hill Drive, Greenville, SC 29607    
​Contact: Angie Anderson-Moton: 864-322-4116


Wednesday, May 8, 9:00 am
Talking with Rev. Penny
Lake City High School, Freshmen Grade Academy, 652 North Matthews Road, Lake City, SC 29560 
​Contact: Jonte' V. Barr, Freshmen Academy Principal: 843-374-5119 Ext. 2905

Wednesday, May 8, 6:00 pm
Talking with Rev. Penny
Journey UMC Youth Bible Study, 1151 Longreen Parkway, Columbia, SC 29229
​Contact: Kristina Baker: 803-699-1022


Friday, May 10, 5:30 pm
The Coalition for Family Enrichment in Marlboro County - The Table Talk with Teens
Marlboro School Community Center, 612 King Street, Bennettsville, SC 29512
​Contact: Joan Johnakin: 843-479-3403 or Gwen Dixon: 843-260-4514


Saturday, May 11, 12:00 pm
Youth Generation Matters - Paint with a Purpose Parent and Child Event
The Market Place, 760 North Railroad Avenue, Brunson, SC 29911     
​Contact: Tiffine Forester: 803-842-0202


Tuesday, May 14, 12:00 pm
Urban League of the Upstate - What is Love? Let's Talk About Sex
15 Regency Hill Drive, Greenville, SC 29607   
​Contact: Angie Anderson-Moton: 864-322-4116


Wednesday, May 15, 1:00 pm
Bamberg School District Two - Project Condom
Denmark-Olar Middle School, 64 Green Street,  Denmark, SC 29042
​Contact: Michelle Nimmons: 803-793-2013


Saturday, May 18, 10:00 am
Zion Pentecost Rescue Ministries - Teen Summit
Zion Pentecost Rescue Ministries, Inc. 67 Elm Street, Bamberg, South Carolina 29003
​Contact: Davia Smith: 803-873-0985

Saturday, May 18, 2:00 pm
Destined Shades of Purpose, Inc. - A Voice to Bring Awareness to Teen Pregnancy and Mental Health
St. Julian Devine Community Center, 1 Cooper St. Charleston, SC 29403
​Contact: Contessa Drayton: 843-868-1852


Tuesday, May 21, 6:30 pm
Urban League of the Upstate - Mini Health Fair and Table Talk Session
University Center, 225 South Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29607
​Contact: Angie Anderson-Moton: 864-322-4116

Tuesday, May 21, 12:00 pm
Everybody Can Be a Superhero Community Lunch and Learn
Anderson County DHEC, WIC Room, 220 McGee Road, SC Anderson, SC 29625
​Contact: Mary Pat Smith 864-226-3438


Thursday, May 23, 6:00 pm
Florence County Collaborative Council (FC3)
Housing Authority in Florence, SC
​Contact: Regina Nesmith-Dimery: 843-355-6012


Friday, May 24, 6:00 pm
Florence County Collaborative Council (FC3)
Housing Authority in Florence, SC
​Contact: Regina Nesmith-Dimery: 843-355-6012

Friday, May 24, 6:30 pm
Journey United Methodist Church - P.A.U.S.E., Prevent, Advocate, Understand, Support, Excel
Journey United Methodist Church, 1151 Longreen Parkway, Columbia, SC 29229 803-699-1022
​Contact: Rev. George Ashford and Kristina Baker: 803-699-1022


Saturday, May 25, 9:30 am
Journey United Methodist Church - P.A.U.S.E., Prevent, Advocate, Understand, Support, Excel
Journey United Methodist Church, 1151 Longreen Parkway, Columbia, SC 29229 803-699-1022
​Contact: Rev. George Ashford and Kristina Baker: 803-699-1022

Saturday, May 25, 8:00 am
Edisto Fork United Methodist Church - 2019 O-T-K: Own the Knowledge
Edisto Fork United Methodist Church, 356 Lariot Road, Orangeburg, SC 29115
​Contact: Rev. Ellis White, Jr: 803-531-1283


Tuesday, May 28, 6:30 pm
Urban League of the Upstate: Teen Domestic Violence / Healthy Relationship w/Safe Harbor   
15 Regency Hill Drive, Greenville, SC 29607
​Contact: Angie Anderson-Moton: 864-322-4116


Thursday, May 30, 6:00 pm
Empowered to Heal - Yeah, that Conversation
702 South Coit St. Florence, SC 29501
​Contact:Jennifer Robinson: 843-779-5638



Join the Let's Talk Conversation

Spread the Teen Pregnancy Prevention message via social media. Share the posts and graphics below on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #TPPMonth.

Social Media Graphics

 

Social Media Posts

  1. May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, find out YOUR County’s teen birth rate! https://bit.ly/2DsS2kW #NTPPM
  2. Interested in learning the birth control method right for you? Check out our birth control comparison tool. https://bit.ly/2nD4HUb #NTPPM
  3. Teen births have declined in all 50 states and among all racial/ethnic groups but there is still more work to be done! https://bit.ly/2HrD9wt #NTPPM
  4. The U.S. still has the highest teen birth rate in the industrialized world. #NTPPM
  5. Parents matter! Need tips for talking to your teen about pregnancy prevention? Visit https://bit.ly/2RFIIMi #NTPPM
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  7. Parents matter more than you think! If you need tips for talking to your teen about pregnancy prevention, look no further https://bit.ly/2RFIIMi #NTPPM
  8. Throughout the month of May—and every day— [I/organization] support[’s] efforts to reduce teen pregnancy. Join [me /us]! Learn more https://bit.ly/2qZPcDR #NTPPM

For more information, contact us at 803-771-7700 or communications@teenpregnancysc.org

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